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£1.2 million for the Lady Lever Art Gallery!

23 October 2014 by Laura

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Some of the Lady Lever team celebrating HLF news!

Hopefully you have heard that our plans to transform the South End of the Lady Lever Art Gallery with a major refurbishment and new contemporary displays has been given £1.2m backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)!

This kind of generous figure comes from a rigorous application process and a lot of hard work. So we’re thrilled that the HLF saw the potential of our plans and we can now really get underway making them a reality.

Our appointed architects, Purcell and our internal design team have exciting ideas to return the tired 1960’s features of the South End to their former Edwardian glory and create new displays which will give the collection the environment it deserves.

Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West, said:

“We’re delighted to support the next chapter in the story of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, especially as this year marks the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone.

“As well as restoring original architectural designs and celebrating Lord Lever’s local story, this project will transform the building and the presentation of its world-class collections for future visitors. Improved access and a strong focus on educational and community activities will greatly enrich people’s experience of the gallery’s incredible heritage.”

Alison McGovern Wirral South MP & Shadow International Development Minister said:

“I am thrilled at the news of the award of this grant. This funding will ensure that the Lady Lever Art Gallery will continue to be a treasured part of the community to be enjoyed by visitors to the historic village for many years to come.”

The gallery will stay open during the building work, but please keep an eye on the website for anything which may affect your visit.

Find out how you can play a part in the future of the Lady Lever.

A sneak preview of our plans!

Our new video shows some of the changes that will be happening in the South End galleries…

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